Newcomer spotlight: Nathan Karns finds comfort, home with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- From a quick transition to comfort, Nathan Karns found a new home. On Feb. 13, the right-hander was part of a four-player trade that sent three former members of the Tampa Bay Rays to the Washington Nationals: catcher Jose Lobaton, outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-hander Felipe Rivero. The deal happened one day before Rays pitchers and catchers reported...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals trade RHP Karns to Rays for C Lobaton

The Washington Nationals filled the last clear-cut need on their roster on the opening day of spring training, acquiring catcher Jose Lobaton and two prospects from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday for pitcher Nathan Karns. Lobaton gives the Nationals insurance behind fellow Venezuelan Wilson Ramos, who has never played in more than 108 games in a season because of various injuries...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trade three to Nationals in exchange for pitcher Nathan Karns

Catcher Jose Lobaton is headed to the Washington Nationals as part of a four-player deal that will land pitcher Nathan Karns in Tampa Bay. Outfielder Drew Vettleson and left-hander Felipe Rivero – two former Rays prospects – were also traded to the Nationals. The move comes one day before Rays pitchers and catchers report to Port Charlotte, Fla., for spring training. Lobaton...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trade Jose Lobaton

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher Jose Lobaton to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Nate Karns, according to the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin. BREAKING: #Rays have traded Lobaton, and 2 others (likely minor leaguers), to #Nats for RHP Nate Karns. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 13, 2014’s William Ladson reports that the deal is a one-for-one...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohlendorf called up, Karns optioned by Nationals

The Nationals have recalled right-hander Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Syracuse and he was scheduled to make his first Washington start in Wednesday night's game at Colorado. To make room for Ohlendorf, the Nationals optioned right-hander Nathan Karns to Double-A Harrisburg. In a separate move, the Nationals transferred right-hander Christian Garcia to the 60-day disabled list...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

But can Nate Karns hit?

Good luck to Nathan Karns in his Major League debut tonight. It almost doesn't matter who the Nats called up to take Detwiler's spot tonight, he'd probably need to toss a shutout given the state of the offense these days. And we're just thankful it wasn't Yunesky Maya. Good luck tonight, kid. I'm very thankful for this opportunity, and want to thank...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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